Friday, March 19, 2010

Standpoint Magazine in the UK has an interesting article by Lionel Shriver and a very interesting turn of phrase about the hidden cost of too much technology creeping into our minds: a “Malfunction Tax.”

"...gizmos have an inbuilt drag that I call the Malfunction Tax. It's what those rave technology reviews won't tell you: just how much of your time an iPad will eat when your shiny new acquisition goes haywire."

Read her full essay if you're exhausted by technology, then calm down and read a book...

In fact, I'm currently reading "Reboot: Refreshing Your Faith in a High Tech World." It's a quiet little book, like my book "Computer Ease," guaranteed not to beep, crash, or call you a dummy.